Famous Haunts Around The World


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Famous Haunts Around The World

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  3. 3. Ghost: noun- “ The soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons.” Some believe while others do not. Our world is filled with claims of the paranormal. These are some of the world’s most famous haunts………
  4. 5. <ul><li>Apparitions of doctors, nurses, and patients still roaming the halls </li></ul><ul><li>Disembodied voices and screams of children and adults </li></ul><ul><li>Object manipulation </li></ul><ul><li>Being physically touched </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing footsteps only to find that there is nothing there </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling moving cold spots in the heat of a summer’s night </li></ul><ul><li>Could these be the restless spirits still searching for a final resting place? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Quiz Time </li></ul><ul><li>What state and city is Waverly Hills Sanatorium located? </li></ul><ul><li>Click question mark for the answer </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Louisville, Kentucky </li></ul>Back to map
  7. 8. <ul><li>Location: County Offaly, Ireland </li></ul><ul><li> Leap Castle has a very violent and bloody history. In 1532 a fierce rivalry pitted brother against brother. While brother number one, a priest, was holding Mass in the castle’s chapel, brother number two burst in and stabbed him with a sword. According to legend, the priest died on the alter in front of his family. This chapel is referred to as the “bloody chapel.” </li></ul><ul><li> The bloodshed continued as many people were tortured and killed in the castle throughout the years. In 1900 a gruesome discovery was made. While workers were restoring the castle they found a ubliet. This was a dungeon with a floor that dropped 8 feet onto a sharp spike. These workers found skeletons on top of skeletons. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Strange lights within the castle walls </li></ul><ul><li>Disembodied voices </li></ul><ul><li>Putrid smells </li></ul><ul><li>Footsteps only to find there is no one there </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing music when there is no music playing </li></ul><ul><li>Claims of being physically touched and even shoved. Especially in the “bloody chapel” </li></ul><ul><li>The violent and bloody past of Leap Castle makes it a prime location for paranormal activity. Are these the tortured souls of the castle looking for a way to escape? </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Quiz Time </li></ul><ul><li>Why is the chapel inside Leap Castle known as the “bloody chapel?” </li></ul><ul><li>Click question mark for the answer </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>The chapel is referred to as the “bloody chapel” due to the murder of a priest by the sword of his brother. </li></ul>Back to map
  11. 12. <ul><li>Location: Cape Town, South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>The Cape Town Castle is the oldest building still standing in South Africa. It was built in 1652 by Commander Jan van Riebeeck. It was used as a resting place for ships and sailors making long voyages. Commander van Riebeeck designed the castle as a fortress with five sides </li></ul><ul><li>When the Dutch and the British first occupied South Africa they used it as a prison. These prisoners were tortured and sometimes killed. Prisoners were sent to cells with no outside light. They called them “Die Donker Gat,” meaning “the Dark Hole.” It was in these cells where the prisoners were tortured. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Seeing apparitions around the castle </li></ul><ul><li>Disembodied voices around the torture cells </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing an apparition of “The Flying Dutchman.” According to legend, the Flying Dutchman was cursed to sail the seas for eternity. </li></ul><ul><li>Are the former prisoners trying to escape the dark torturous cells? </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Quiz Time </li></ul><ul><li>What was The Cape Town Castle originally built for? </li></ul><ul><li>Click question mark for the answer </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>The Cape Town Castle was originally built as a resting place for ships and weary sailors. </li></ul>Back to map
  15. 16. <ul><li>Location: North Head, Manly, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Originally built in 1828, Quarantine Station (named in 1832) was similar to the US’s Ellis Island with some major differences. Quarantine Station got it’s name from the Quarantine Act of 1832. It was used as a stopping point for immigrants to Australia and to stop the spread of incoming diseases. Some of these diseases were smallpox, cholera, and Spanish influenza. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately all immigrants were isolated at Quarantine Station for months whether they were sick or healthy. Many, many immigrants died of disease that spread rapidly throughout the Station. Others were “washed” in showers with extremely hot water mixed with chemicals to kill lice. These “showers” would cause the first layer of skin to peel off. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Disembodied voices </li></ul><ul><li>Apparitions </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling cold spots </li></ul><ul><li>Being physically touched </li></ul><ul><li>Unexplained lights </li></ul><ul><li>Phantom smells of food cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Could the isolated immigrants still be wandering the Quarantine Station trying to get the attention of those who pass through it’s doors? </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Quiz Time </li></ul><ul><li>What was Quarantine Station named after? </li></ul><ul><li>Click question mark for the answer </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Quarantine Station was named after the Quarantine Act of 1832. </li></ul>Back to map
  19. 20. <ul><li>Location: La Falda, Cordoba, Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>The Eden Hotel was built in 1899 by traveler Roberto Bahlke. He built a grand hotel that was state-of –the-art for its time period. Interestingly, throughout the years, it has a rich World War Two and German history. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1912 two German bothers, Walter and Bruno Eichorn purchased the hotel. Throughout the years , many well known people stayed at the Eden such as, Albert Einstein and the Prince of Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1939, at the start of World War Two, the crew of the sunken battleship, Graf Spee, sought shelter at the hotel. In 1945 the Argentinean government allowed Japanese diplomats and their families to hide out at the hotel in seclusion for two years. There is also speculation that Adolf Hitler faked suicide and spent his final years at the Eden Hotel. </li></ul><ul><li>The hotel lost it’s luster in 1964 and laid in ruins over the years. In 1988 it was declares a Historical Monument and is in the process of being restored. </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Apparition of a little girl </li></ul><ul><li>Shadows </li></ul><ul><li>Disembodied voices </li></ul><ul><li>Unexplained noises </li></ul><ul><li>Doors and windows slamming </li></ul><ul><li>Many restoration workers are very frightened of these strange occurrences. Could the restoration of the Eden Hotel be causing the paranormal activity? </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Quiz Time </li></ul><ul><li>Who is rumored to have spent his final years at the Eden Hotel? </li></ul><ul><li>Click question mark for the answer </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Adolf Hitler is rumored to have spent his final years at the Eden Hotel. </li></ul>Back to map
  23. 24. <ul><li>Location: Aokigahara, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>This dark and lush forest bordering Mt. Fuji has gained the reputation as &quot;the perfect place to die” and the “suicide forest.” Many bodies are found each year in the forest with a record amount in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>While walking into the forest there are many signs posted reading, “ Please Reconsider” and “Please consult Police before you decide to die!” Old pictures and cut up credit cards are often found in the forest as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Locals believe suicidal individuals choose this forest due to it’s thickness. Sound does not carry in this forest. Some even believe that just simply entering this forest give a person suicidal thoughts due to the negative energy created by the number of suicides in the forest each year. </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>Disembodied voices, whispers and laughs </li></ul><ul><li>A voice saying, “get out!” </li></ul><ul><li>Unexplained mists forming and vanishing </li></ul><ul><li>Cold spots on hot days </li></ul><ul><li>Some people have been physically touched, even slapped </li></ul><ul><li>Are these the tortured souls forever stuck in their final resting place just wanting to be left alone? </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>Quiz Time </li></ul><ul><li>What borders the Aokigahara Forest? </li></ul><ul><li>Click question mark for the answer </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Mt. Fuji borders the Aokigahara Forest. </li></ul>Back to map
  27. 28. <ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>(n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com </li></ul><ul><li>A. (n.d.). Quarantine Station: North Head, Manly. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://www.castleofspirits.com/quarantine.html </li></ul><ul><li>Ahrns, C. D. (n.d.). Leap Castle. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://www.castles.org/castles/Europe/Western_Europe/Ireland/Leap/Leap.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Allison, A. (2010, January 22). Manly Quarantine Station [Web log post]. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://paranormalstories.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina, Municipality of La Falda, Tourism. (n.d.). Historic Eden Hotel-LaFalda-Cordoba-Argentina . Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://www.lafalda.gov.ar/english/Historic%20Eden%20hotel.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Davisson, Z. (n.d.). The Suicide Woods of Mt. Fugi. Www.seekjapan.jp . Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://www.seekjapan.jp/article-1/767/The+Suicide+Woods+of+Mt.+Fugi </li></ul><ul><li>L. (2009, March 21). Aokigahara: Forest of Purgatory [Web log post]. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://authspot.com/tales/aokigahara-forest-of-purgatory/ </li></ul><ul><li>Steinbach, D. (n.d.). How to Have a Spooky Time at Leap Castle. How to Have a Spooky Time at Leap Castle . Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://www.ehow.com/how_2283362_have-spooky-time-leap-castle.html </li></ul><ul><li>The Ghost That Haunt Cape Town [Advertisement]. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://turtlesa.com/ezine96a.html </li></ul><ul><li>The Syfy channel, TV by the numbers. (2009, December 22). Syfy Original Series: Ghost Hunters International [Press release]. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/12/22/syfy-in-january-caprica-battlestar-galactica-the-plan-ghost-hunters-international-sanctuary-more/37011 </li></ul>Click to end
  28. 29. <ul><li>I really enjoyed this project. Not only do I enjoy reading about the paranormal, I also enjoy paranormal investigating. I have been to many beautiful and scary places over the last 4 years with my group, Indiana SPI (scientific paranormal investigators). </li></ul><ul><li>I have made a few power points the last year or so but never a non-linear power point. What a useful tool for teaching in the future. My kids, ages 11 and 8, enjoyed navigating through my power point. </li></ul><ul><li>I did have some a-ha moments while working on this project. My first a-ha moment was realizing that hyperlinking was not as difficult as I imagined it would be. After a while, I did get the hang of it. I was also pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed creating this power point. That was a great a- ha moment! Stopping at 3 a-ha moments, I would have to say that realizing how useful this would be in the classroom was eye opening. A non-linear power point could be used as a studying tool for math, spelling, reading, and so on. I will definitely use these tools when I have my own classroom full of eager learners. </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>The End </li></ul>